Intel has been the leading company in the semiconductor industry for many years, so it's not surprising that they are an important manufacturer for SSDs, too, thanks to their partnership with Micron. The Intel SSD 760p was released earlier this year and is an M.2 PCIe x4 NVMe drive built around the combination of an SMI SSD controller and IMFT 3D TLC flash.
Unlike other recent M.2 SSDs, the Intel SSD 760p comes with DRAM on-board for higher performance. In terms of design, it's actually very similar to the ADATA SX8200 we reviewed not long ago.
Intel offers the 760p in capacities of 128 GB ($81), 256 GB ($84), 512 GB ($153, this review), 1 TB ($292), and 2 TB ($813). Warranty is set at five years for all these models.
|Specifications: Intel 760p 512 GB|
|Controller:||Intel customized SMI SM2262|
|Flash:||Intel 3D TLC|
|Endurance:||288 TB total bytes written|
|Form Factor:||M.2 2280|
|Capacity:||512 GB (476.9 GB usable)|
No additional overprovisioning
|Interface:||PCIe Gen 3 x4, NVMe 1.3|
|Device ID:||INTEL SSDPEKKW512G8|